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Portrait of Samuel Clemens by Brady Handy (1871)

Mark Twain is known for writing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain was his pen name. His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Mark Twain loved to travel and was successful in visiting five continents throughout his lifetime.

Born - November 30, 1835

Died - April 21, 1910

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Mark Twain Project Online  (Y,M,O,T)
Mark Twain Project Online applies innovative technology to more than four decades' worth of archival research by expert editors at the Mark Twain Project. It offers unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents.

Biography Mark Twain  (Y, M)
From Duckster' a fun and educational web site with lots of interesting content. Articles are informative, easy to read, and interesting.

Mark Twain - Mini Biography  (Y, M, O, T)
From A mini biography is a short verbal video of people talking about snippets of Mark Twains' biography.

Mark Twain Biography for Kids  (Y,M,O,T)
From, a website designed to provide numerous interactive activities to complement the presentation of interactive information.

Mark Twain Boyhood Museum For Kids  (Y,M,O,T)
Webpage with kids friendly resources for learning about the life of Mark Twain.

Mark Twain Facts  (Y, M)

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum  (Y,M,O,T)
Find out how a small boy from Hannibal, Missouri became one of America's greatest writers.

Mark Twain and the American West  (O)
From this site is all about Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain and how he became America's first celebrity author.

Mark Twain Interactive Scrapbook  (Y,M,O,T)
From PBS; includes history with pictures of his family, home and childhood

Mark Twain Quotes  (M,O,T)
Enormous collection of quotes arranged alphabetically by topic.

Mark Twain Official Site  (Y,M,O,T)
The Official Web Site of Mark Twain has everything you want to know about this literary icon. Includes his biography , famous quotes, and historic photos.

Mark Twain's Cave  (Y)
The Mark Twain Cave Complex boasts America's Oldest and Newest Show Caves. Mark Twain Cave is Missouri's first Show Cave.

Portraits Visual and Written  (M)
Lesson plan on Samuel Clemens and Louisa May Alcott from Smithsonian in Your Classroom

Mark Twain House & Museum  (Y,M,O,T)
A museum dedicated to the work, life and times of author Mark Twain.

Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site  (Y,M,O,T)
The rented cabin Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) was born in is now preserved inside the museum at Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site. Activities include: fishing, hiking, and tours.

Mark Twain in His Times  (Y,M,O,T)
An interpretive archive project that comes from the University of Virginia Barrett Collection. I views Mark Twains works from his time and included reviews written, how his works were marketed and even sales figures.

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